AfD – 6 months on

On September 24, 2017, a nationalist, anti-immigration party called Alternative for Germany won 12.6 percent of the vote in parliamentary elections, coming third behind the center-left Social Democrats and Angela Merkel’s center-right Union bloc. The result sent shock waves through German politics and drew intense scrutiny abroad because of the country’s Nazi past. Yet attention […]

A new ‘Berlin Wall’

Berlin newspaper BZ reports that developers in Dahlem are building a 5-meter wall to keep noise from a daycare center and a skateboard park from bothering residents of their new luxury apartments across the road. The developers say everything agreed with everyone beforehand, no reason for a fuss. [edited to update with developers responding]